Friday, 22 June 2012

Roosevelt Village passive design housing

Just discovered a passive design by architect Kelbaugh & Lee dating from 1985. A housing cooperative providing terraced bungalows in a vernacular style (for New Jersey at least) with orientation, solar porches, solar stack, rotary ventilators and solar thermal systems. Seems innovative even now and reminds me of the recent approach by Gentoo for a similar Passivhaus typology in Sunderland.